Do you wonder how it would be to work for yourself and keep all the profits of your work?
Look no further – I will describe in detail, one of the best ways to start earning working from home – Affiliate Marketing Business!
WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?
It’s almost like setting up a brick and mortar shop. Almost, being the keyword here!
- You don’t have to leave your home. (Or, I prefer to see it in this way: I can go whenever I want, wherever I need to go!)
- You work the hours that suit you.
- You can work from wherever you want or need to.
Not bad. And no contest to being chained to your office desk, or an actual shop.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
First of all, you need your shop. That would be your website.
The second thing is the stuff you put in your shop. Content in this case.
You write about something that you know about, (or something you are yet to learn about) and in that way present to your audience ways to solve their problem.
Third: you need to get the customers through the door. This, here, means traffic. Visitors to your site.
You promote your website and get more and more visitors.
Fourth point: you start selling. Same on your website. You start selling. Earn money. Be happy! 😉
This is a simple explanation of how the earning online works.
WHAT SHALL I SELL AND HOW?
There are many ways to sell online. In this post, I shall concentrate on affiliate marketing.
If you don’t have or don’t wish to invest a huge amount of money in the inventory and opening a brick and mortar shop, affiliate sales
When you do affiliate marketing, you are recommending products that you like, or have used yourself. The affiliate link that is unique to you, you’ll get by the vendor.
This link is then placed in the post that talks about that particular product and when someone clicks on that link and makes a purchase, you get a commission from that sale. Simple!
Affiliate marketing is simple but is not easy.
I say this only because there are so many gurus out there promising thousands of dollars in a day by doing next to nothing. I’d like you to know that is not the case.
Affiliate sales are just like any other business.
What do you need?
- Training in Affiliate Marketing
- To be promoting your blog on social media
- Use SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- To do something for your business every day
HOW DOES AFFILIATE MARKETING WORK?
I prefer the word recommending rather than selling because that is what you are actually doing.
When you recommend a product to your visitor, you are in essence recommending a solution to a problem they might have.
That is the angle here.
You always try to see what your niche audience might need and then try to find a product that would solve that particular problem.
In your post, you write about your experience with the product, if you’ve had the chance to try it out.
Describe how it works, what it looks like, what it does exactly, etc.
Always include relevant images.
You may want to include a video as well.
Then give your verdict.
And don’t forget to SEO your posts too!
If you’d like to read more on how to prepare your posts for SEO, please read this article:
FIVE AFFILIATE PROGRAMS YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR RIGHT NOW AND START PROMOTING THEIR PRODUCTS ON YOUR WEBSITE:
- Amazon (physical products, services, e-digital products)
- Clickbank (e-products)
- Wealthy Affiliates (training, hosting, keyword search tools, SEO tools)
- CJ Commission Junction
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE AN AFFILIATE?
It doesn’t cost anything.
Then you do your training and in the process, you’ll have your website set up, indexed by Google, content writing explained and some written during the training.
By the end of the FREE training, your website will be ready for the start of your business.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN AFFILIATE MARKETING?
I’d say the first thing is to get the right training.
Please, don’t go at it alone or try to learn it from the free YouTube videos!
Can you sense that I’m speaking from experience? If you are, you are so right!
Yeap, I did try to learn how to go about doing the affiliate marketing from the free sources, but in the end, I had to give up.
What we don’t know when we don’t know is what don’t know!
Structure and support here are so important.
Save yourself lots of time and money by getting a structured, detailed, well thought through
Never forget that the most successful affiliate marketers were once where you are now – at the start!
WHAT NICHE SHALL I CHOSE?
To be successful in affiliate marketing, it helps if you choose one of the more profitable niches.
- Money Making and Personal Finance
- Health and Wellness
- Romance and Dating
- Weight Loss
This is not to say if your chosen niche is not on this list that you will have no success.
I’m just talking taking the line of the least resistance and following in the steps of the already established affiliate businesses. Also, what the people out there are searching for on the internet.
Profitable niches solve problems for their visitors. Do that and you’ll be fine!
TAKING ACTION TIME!
So, in order to be successful, you need to take the first step and take action!
Then, arm yourself with patience.
Your financial success will come, just give it some time.
It makes sense that a solid business takes a bit of time to grow before starting bringing you income.
What is great about affiliate marketing income, is that it is a passive income, and after a while, it does make you money while you sleep. I like that!
The untrue thing is that it’s going to happen overnight.
Preparations for the launch of your site are important too. You will learn about those as you go through your training.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to earn online.
You hardly need any start-up money.
You don’t need to invest in a huge inventory only to find yourself in panic what to do with it when it doesn’t sell!
I very much hope this article has helped you in working out if affiliate marketing might be something you’d like to pursue (and change your life in the process!).
If you are on the fence and not sure if you are ‘cut out’ for it, I most sincerely recommend you try the one-week free membership at the Wealthy Affiliate and see what is involved in the training.
You might love it, and then again you might not. Either way, at least you will know where you stand and what to do next.
If you need any help or have any questions, please leave me a comment here. If you join the WA, you can contact me there as well. I will be very happy to help you out and guide you through any issues you might have in setting your site/blog up.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Let’s take action and start changing the way things are! 🙂